RAF Museum RAF COSFORD and Tangmere Air Force Museum
Bristol Britannia, RAF Cosford Pucará, Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Bristol Britannia of Royal Air Froce Transport Command (left);   Fuerza Aérea Argentina FMA IA 58 Pucará (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
TSR 2 RAF Cosford General Dynamics F111 FC 4, Aardvark, RAF Cosford

One of the two surviving BAC TSR 2 airframes (above)The other TSR 2 is at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The General Dynamics F-111F-CF (right) was to be the replacement for TSR 2, but it too was canncelled for service with the RAF although it was still in service with the RAAF well after 2000 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Saunnders Roe SR53, RAF Cosford Saunders Roe SR 53, RAF Cosford
Saunders Roe SR 53 experimental rocket/jet fighter (both above) never made it into service, but was modelled by Airfix in 1958-9 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Bristol 188, RAF Cosford Fairey Delta 2, RAF Cosford
Research aircraft Bristol 188 (above);  non-record breaking Fairey Delta 2 (right)The record breaking aircraft is at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yoevilton - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
F86 Sabre, RAF Cosford Gloucester Javlin, RAF Cosford
A Canadair-built F86 Sabre which saw service with the RAF in the early 1950s while British designs were under development. The world's first twin engined delta winged fighter, the Gloucester Javlin (right) was the only delta winged fighter to serve with the Royal Air Force.   - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Vickers Valliant, RAF Cosford
Vickers Valiant (left) was the first of the V-Bombers to be withdrawn from service owing to metal fatigue, but the Avro Vulcan (right) was the only V-Bomber to see active service when a Vulcan was used to bomb Port Stanley - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Handley Page Victor, RAF Cosford Douglas C47, Handley Page Hastings and Avro York
The third of the V-Bombers - the Handley Page Victor (above) was converted in its latter years to serve as an in-flight refuelling aircraft and several were used to refuel the Vulcan on its sortie to Port Stanley.   Transport aircraft (right) - top to bottom - Douglas C47B Dakota, Handley Page Hastings and Avro York - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
MiG 15, RAF Cosford MiG21, RAF Cosford
A Polish Air Force MIG 15 (left) was the first jet to be modelled by Airfix in 1957/8 and came with Soviet decals.  MiG 21PF, the first Soviet fighter to be capable of Mach 2 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer, RAF Cosford Short Beflast, RAF Cosford
A Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer (left)  nestles under the wing of a Short Belfast C1 transport (right).  The Twin Pioneer also saw service at RAF EASTLEIGH, Nairobi in the 1960s - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Avro Linclon, RAF Cosford Avro Linclon, RAF Cosford
  The less well-known descendent of the Avro Lancaster, the Lincoln (both above) was familiar at RAF EASTLEIGH, Nairobi, in the 1950s - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
de Havilland Mosquito, RAF Cosford Freisler Fi 156 Storch, RAF Cosford

De Havilland Mosquito (above);  one of the many Freisler Fi 156 Storchs (right) which can be seen at museums around the world

Tangmere Air Force Museum
Gloucester Meteor, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Lockheed P80 Shooting Star, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Gloucester Meteor (above) and Lockheed P80 Shooting Star (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Neville Duke's Record breaking Hawker Hunter, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Hawker Siddley P1127, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Record breaking Hawker Hunter (left) on loan from the Royal Air Force Museum and Hawker Siddeley P1127 (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

England - heritage trail